Elevating Overman: A Novel
by Bruce Ferber
This hilarious and painful novel of redemption follows the journey of Ira Overman, veteran of multiple botched careers and a singularly botched marriage, as he makes one last attempt to rise above the guilt, weakness, and self-hatred that have been hardwired into his soul since birth. Through an unlikely side effect from an otherwise routine surgery, Overman finds himself revisiting and confronting the uniformly poor choices of his past and making sense of a world he has never known how to negotiate. The ex-New Yorker and transplanted Angeleno decides to bestow his newfound gifts from coast to coast, earning unprecedented respect from his son and daughter and the ferocious envy of his best friend.
Ultimately, Elevating Overman speaks to us about righting some of our wrongs, letting others go, and most importantly, gaining a small yet significant insight into a life that matters.
Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Paperback, 2014: 9781940207391
US $15.95 | Fiction
Also available in audio and ebook formats
Bruce Ferber is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy writer and producer whose credits include Bosom Buddies; Growing Pains; Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; Coach; and Home Improvement, where he served as executive producer and showrunner. In addition to being recognized by the Television Academy, his work has received the People's Choice, Kid's Choice, and Environmental Media Awards. Ferber lives in Southern California, with his wife, children, large dog, and assorted musical instruments.